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In this commentary G. Walter Hansen offers rich exposition of the text of Philippians as well as wisdom and maturity in its application. In so doing he emphasizes partnership -- the social and corporate dimensions of community -- in the progress of the gospel. After a select bibliography, Hansen's introduction sets forth the historical setting of the church in Philippi, the nature and occasion of the letter, and a preview of two key themes -- the gospel of Christ and the community in Christ. The commentary itself discusses Philippians in light of these themes, considering Paul's greetings, reports of gospel ministry, imperatives for citizens worthy of the gospel, recommendations of two Christ-like servants, and disclosures of his personal experience. Hansen's treatment as a whole is distinctive for the way it draws out and highlights the themes of partnership, citizenship, and friendship in Paul's Philippian letter. - Publisher.

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The letter to the Philippians
G. Walter Hansen.

Published 2009 by William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Editor's preface
Author's preface
The historical setting of the church in Philippi
The nature of the letter
A letter of friendship
Deliberative speech
The integrity of the letter
The occasion of the letter
Paul in chains
The church in trouble
A preview of two themes
The Gospel of Christ
The community in Christ
Greetings and grace (1:1-2)
Prayers for partners (1:3-11)
Reports of gospel ministry (1:12-26)
The progress of the Gospel (1:12-14)
Motives for preaching Christ (1:15-18a)
Courage to honor Christ by life or by death (1:18b-26)
Imperatives for citizens worthy of the Gospel (1:27; 2:18)
Stand firm together in suffering (1:27-30)
Think of the interests of others (2:1-4)
Focus on Christ (2:5-11)
A community mindful of Christ (2:5)
The Christ hymn : humility (2:6-8)
The Christ hymn : exaltation (2:9-11)
Work out your salvation (2:12-18)
Recommendations of Christ-like servants (2:19-30)
Timothy (2:19-24)
Epaphroditus (2:25-30)
Disclosures of personal experience (3:1-21)
Boasting in privileges (3:1-6)
Losing all to know Christ (3:7-11)
Pressing on toward the goal (3:12-14)
Mentoring others (3:15-17)
Mourning over the enemies of the cross (3:18-19)
Expecting Christ's ultimate victory (3:20-21)
Final appeals (4:1-9)
Be of one mind in the Lord (4:1-3)
Rejoice in the Lord (4:4-9)
Thanks for gifts from partners (4:10-20)
Greetings and grace (4:21-23).

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

The Pillar New Testament commentary


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Library of Congress
BS2705.53 .H35 2009

The Physical Object

p. cm.

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